Italian and Colombian Art in the Changwon Sculpture Biennale 2016

22nd September - 23rd October Yong-ji Lake, Seong-san Art Hall of Changwon, Moonshin Art Museum of Changwon

PDG Arte Communications grows with more international collaborations, as in the third edition of the Changwon Sculpture Biennale in South Korea inaugurated the 22nd of September where Paolo De Grandis was invited by Artistic Director Yoon Jin Sup to curate the participation of Michelangelo Pistoletto with his Third Paradise, a symbol, myth, and ideal narration of ethic responsibility, and the Colombian artist Jaime Arango Correa with his Dynamic Sculpture build up with oil painting modules. The artworks are exhibited in the two main halls of the Biennale, the Yong-ji Lake and the Seong-san Art Hall of Changwon City. 

Official Opening, 22nd of September. Paolo De Grandis at left and Artistic Director Yoon Jin Sup at right along with other members of the Changwon Biennale commitee.

Changwon Sculpture Biennale is an international celebration of sculptures established by the opportunity presented by the unification of formerly separated cities of Changwon, Masan and Jinhae. It brings a very special art form: the sculptural arts Changwon is the hometown to sculptural history and heritage, home to great sculptors such as Moon Shin, Kim Chong-Yung, Park Chong-Bae, Park Suk-Won, and Kim Young-Won, making this event a meaningful occasion. The first step of the Biennale was to paid a tribute to Moon Shin’s sprit of art who is a remarkable contemporary sculptor in South Korea, and now the genre of Changwon Sculpture Biennale is spreading from sculpture to other media. The Biennale creates a new way and concept of sculpture. Also, the Biennale considers how to assimilate into the local communities through the prospect of glocalism, therefore the Biennale is fascinated for introducing emerging artists and communicating with local audiences through educational programs. 

Terzo Paradiso, 2016. Michelangelo Pistoletto


Terzo Paradiso, 2016. Michelangelo Pistoletto


“In 2003 Pistoletto wrote The Third Paradise manifesto and drew its symbol. The basic idea of the Third Paradise is the overcoming of the current worldwide existing conflict between the two polarities of nature and artifice. The Third Paradise is symbolically represented by a reconfiguration of the mathematical infinity sign. In the symbol of theThird Paradise three circles are drawn: the two opposite circles signify nature and artifice; the middle one is the conjunction of the two and represents the generative womb of a new humanity. 

In March 2004 the University of Turin granted Pistoletto an honorary degree in Political Science. On that occasion Pistoletto publicly announced that The Third Paradise would be the next phase of his work. 
From this date onwards the Third Paradise has been the main driving force behind Michelangelo Pistoletto's as well as Cittadellarte's work. A work developed through building a growing network of relationships and collaborations with many different partners: individuals, associations and institutions active not only in the artistic field, but at every level and sphere of the social life, turning it into a big collective and participatory work of art.”

Dynamic Sculpture, 2016. Jaime Arango Correa


Dynamic Sculpture, 2016. Jaime Arango Correa

The Dynamic Sculpture of Arango is a "mute architecture", which unites the modular and structural element of a three dimensional construction to the poetry of sign and a chromatic component the Colombian artist loves to solve through the encounter of different levels and forms. 

The modules enclose two pictorial series, which suspended and composed geometrically  in two staggered towers restitute a mute architecture. The modules, worked with composite materials as plexiglass and natural oil paintings, have a life of their own as closed forms that give off a subtle perfume. The aromatic, visual and tactile elements compile the dynamic energy of the sculpture, and permit the viewer to interact with it. An architecture of silence that foresees listening. 
The informal artist relies on a profound practice and master technique of painting, graphics and ‘sculpture paintings’ made with overlapped recycled materials. 
In 2011 he founded, together to the Italian curator Bianca Laura Petretto, the International movement of the “Wonderers” inspired on intellectual nomadism which includes Italian artists and among all Latin-American artists from the Experimental Studio of Maestro Arango actually established in Bogotá, Colombia which started 20 years ago. 

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